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#MeToo in 2019: State Limits on Secret Settlements and Other Developments

Breakfast Briefing
January 17, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Central


Baker Donelson
211 Commerce Street
First Floor Special Events Center
Nashville, Tennessee


January 17, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Central

A little over a year ago, sexual assault allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein rocked the entertainment industry and quickly led to the rise of the #MeToo movement. The impact has been dramatic. Sexual harassment charges filed by employees with the EEOC thus far have increased 13.6 percent in fiscal year 2018.

The number of sexual harassment lawsuits brought by the EEOC itself also increased by more than 50 percent. Many states, including Tennessee, have responded with new laws aimed at curbing workplace harassment by prohibiting employers from requiring employees to sign non-disclosure agreements with respect to sexual harassment allegations. Many employers have responded by attempting to regulate every aspect of employees' interpersonal relationships, from how to socialize to requiring staffers to tell on co-workers in inappropriate relationships or face being fired for failing to do so.

We will discuss these developments and offer some practical approaches to ensure that your policies are up-to-date and in compliance.

Continuing Education Credit:
This program is pending CLE credit approval in the state of Tennessee. It has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute and SHRM for review.

Space is limited for this event. Program and breakfast are complimentary.

RSVP to attend by Monday, January 14.

Events Contact

Alli Hicks
T: 615.726.5649
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